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    Bro, I don't want that block between ECC and old Bambergers demolished!. Its one of the few blocks remaining with old city charm. I especially like the NYC feel of that back alley between University and Washington. I have no problem with the corner 40 story tower. Look how 1180 and Lefcourt towers didn't gobble up their blocks. Its unacceptable to me that they are willing to destroy furniture row and NJ Books with that vacant NBNA/BoA site across the street. Especially since THAT IS THE ORIGINAL SOMA SITE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
    Nice pic. I like how Dock bridges complements the vertical NYC skyline

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    The Solari Board at Newark Penn is coming down this Weekend... It stood for 60 years if i'm not mistaken...


    Solari Departure Board at Newark Penn Station
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    What's replacing it? LCD screens?

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    Thumbs up World's Largest Vertical Farm Being Built in Newark!

    Already under construction in the Ironbound at 212 Rome Street. The developer is RBH Group (developer of Teacher's Village). Really exciting project and it's great to see a new master-planned project ("Maker's Village") becoming a reality. If Baraka really did facilitate this, the man deserves alot of credit:

    RBH Group unveils plans for $30 million 'indoor vertical farm' in Newark

    By Joshua Burd March 9, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    A former industrial site in Newark will become home to the world's largest “indoor vertical farm” and the operator's new global headquarters under a plan detailed Monday by RBH Group, the developer behind the city's Teachers Village and Four Corners projects.

    The $30 million project is already underway in the city’s Ironbound section, the firm said, in what will create a 69,000-square-foot facility and nearly 80 new jobs. The space will be operated by the startup AeroFarms, a high-tech commercial grower for vertical farming and controlled agriculture, occupying the site of a former steel factory at 212 Rome St.

    The first phases are slated to open in the second half of this year, RBH Group said in a news release. When complete, AeroFarms will have the capacity to grow up to 2 million pounds per year of baby leafy greens and herbs in an environmentally controlled, safe and sanitary facility.

    RELATED: Developers: Signs of promise — and progress — for new residential projects in downtown Newark

    The firm said AeroFarms is a model for successful, sustainable farming offering 75 times more productivity per square foot annually than a traditional field farm while using no pesticides and consuming more than 95 percent less water.

    "We are delighted to introduce AeroFarms, a farming and technology leader, to the city of Newark, creating jobs for local residents and greater access to locally grown produce for our community,” Ron Beit, founding partner and CEO of RBH Group, said in a prepared statement. “AeroFarms will anchor our broader ‘Makers Village’ development project in the Ironbound neighborhood that will compete toe-to-toe with the Brooklyn Navy Yard in terms of a superior cost structure and greater transmodal access, bringing 21st-century “maker-type” businesses to Newark and the state of New Jersey."

    Beit, who was ranked No. 17 on this year’s NJBIZ Power 50 Real Estate, is developing the project with investment partners Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and Prudential Financial Inc. They are part of the team behind the Teachers Village project in the city, a sprawling mixed-use development that is transforming a five-block stretch of Halsey Street.

    In December, the state Economic Development Authority awarded the project a $2.2 million grant under the Economic Redevelopment and Growth program and a $6.5 million tax credit through the Grow New Jersey program. Both incentives would be issued over 10 years.

    “Newark is increasingly becoming a destination city for high-tech and environmentally-friendly commerce, and this $30 million project in the East Ward will bring jobs and prosperity to our city,” Mayor Ras J. Baraka said. “It will also expand the role of urban farming and locally-produced vegetables in our city. This will provide greater access to healthy and inexpensive food choices for our residents, helping them live healthier lifestyles.”

    The AeroFarms building is located on a 3-acre industrial site in the Ironbound, adjacent to elevated truck Route 1 and 9, a freight rail right of way and to other industrial businesses along Rome and Christie Streets. AeroFarms has partnered with the Ironbound Community Corp. to create a recruiting and job training program targeting local residents.

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    ^^^ Now that is something to be proud of!!! Vertical Farming is the future of agriculture and that is a huge step forward in that technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Hudson View Post
    What's replacing it? LCD screens?
    Yea Similar to New Haven or Baltimore... Its shame they couldn't replace it with a more modern Solari Board like the LIRR uses...

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Hudson View Post
    Already under construction in the Ironbound at 212 Rome Street. The developer is RBH Group (developer of Teacher's Village). Really exciting project and it's great to see a new master-planned project ("Maker's Village") becoming a reality. If Baraka really did facilitate this, the man deserves alot of credit:

    RBH Group unveils plans for $30 million 'indoor vertical farm' in Newark

    Very cool indeed! Found this article that talks a little bit about how it works. http://gizmodo.com/the-worlds-largest-vertical-farm-is-being-built-in-an-o-1691057146

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    From Sea to Vacant Lot: A Shipping Container Condo Rises in Newark


    By Alexis Stephens | March 16, 2015


    Rendering of the container condo headed to Newark (Credit: C+C Architecture)

    The current floor plan of each apartment includes an open living room, dining room and kitchen space; three bedrooms and two bathrooms (including a master suite); and laundry in each unit. The floors will be made out of poured concrete; closed cell foam insulation will exceed current standards. Other sustainability measures include the structure’s base, which will be built on pile footings to allow for better rainwater absorption and an option for residents to install solar panels in the future.

    Cooke says the firm started looking at repurposing shipping containers a few years back when they were re-designing their own Newark office. They weren’t able to pull the financing together in time, but have been exploring the idea of using containers for affordable housing ever since.

    “The neighborhood has not seen a lot of for-sale housing in a number of years since the real estate crash,” says Jeff Crum of CAPC. The organization acquires vacant lots and abandoned properties with the aim of stabilizing communities like Lincoln Park. “We’re trying to reinvigorate the neighborhood and create homeownership opportunities.”

    (Credit: C+C Architecture)
    Read more at : http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/ship...newark-housing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
    I remember back in 2004 there was talk about using shipping containers for housing but nothing materialized. Let's see if it happens this time. Not holding my breath though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
    Roseville Station remains

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